About Literacy Volunteers
Our VisionEvery person in Leon County will have the literacy skills needed to independently pursue life goals, support one’s family and actively participate in the community.
Executive DirectorRhonda Cooper, Program Director, has an M.A. in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) from the University of Idaho. She taught English for many years in several countries for many years. She was the Director of the Intensive English Program at the American University of Armenia, before returning to the US and working in test development for the Florida Department of Education. Initially hired as the ESOL program coordinator, Rhonda has been the Program Director for LVLC since 2006.
Family Literacy Program CoordinatorAlden Field, Family Literacy Program Coordinator, has M.A.s in Eastern Classics and Liberal Arts from St. John’s College and is a certified Adult Basic Literacy tutor trainer with ProLiteracy. He started working with Literacy Volunteers of Leon County while serving a term as an AmeriCorps VISTA member in 2005. He assumed the role of Program Coordinator for the Family Literacy Program in 2006.
ESOL Program CoordinatorKaren Strange, ESOL Program Coordinator, has an M.A. in Linguistics from the University of Wuerzburg. She has worked as a language instructor for more than 25 years and is a certified ESOL tutor trainer through ProLiteracy. She has been LVLC’s ESOL Program Coordinator since 2006.
Administrative AssistantMarian Valach, Administrative Assistant, has been a vital member of LVLC since 1999. She has served as an Adult Literacy tutor and office volunteer.
LVLC Board of Directors
Tobi L. Goodman, MSW, M.S.
Amelia Anderson, Ph.D, MLIS
Asitava “AJ” Jana, Ph.D., CPM
Gale A. Workman, Ph.D., C-TEFL
Student Representative; Ex-Oficio Member
Youth Leadership Liaison, Ex-Officio Member
Jen Hinson, J.D.
Friends of the Library, Ex-Officio Member
Wachell McKendrick, Ph.D., CAP
Nathalie Pierre, MBA, CFE
LCPL Extension Services Manager, Ex-Officio Member